Palm Beach, Finland

Who said the Finns didn’t have a sense of humour? Antti Tuomainen’s second foray into black comedy will have you chuckling and wincing almost simultaneously.…

Palm Beach, Finland

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — In just over a decade, Antti Tuomainen has shown his impressive versatility within the crime fiction…

Unrest

Written by Jesper Stein, translated by David Young — Detective Alex Steen of the Copenhagen homicide division is a divorcee who still pines for his…

Quicksand

Written by Malin Persson Giolito, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles — Colorado, Las Vegas, Florida – mass shootings are seen as an American phenomenon, but eight…

Dark Pines

Written by Will Dean — Tuva Moodyson hates the woods. And that’s too bad for her, because she lives in Gavrik, surrounded by the Utgard…

Big Sister

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Varg Veum, a private eye operating out of the Norwegian town of Bergen, can’t seem to catch…

Macbeth

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett — First performed in 1606, Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the best crime stories ever written. Okay,…

The Shadow Killer

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Iceland’s leading crime author is best known for his novels featuring the Reykjavik detective, Erlendur. He…

A guide to Harry Hole

In some ways, the appeal of the Harry Hole stories is easy to pin down. Like so many modern detectives he’s got a few flaws.…